celebrates first Green Flag Award at Burnham's Marine Cove
ceremony has been held to mark Burnham-On-Sea's Marine Cove Gardens
being handed its first ever Green Flag Award.
seafront gardens -
last year following a major £360,000 four-year refurbishment
project part-funded by the National Lottery - formally received
the award on Friday (July 20th).
Gill Slocombe, Chairman of Sedgemoor District, handed over the
flag during a celebratory ceremony at the gardens attended by
supporters and members of the Friends of Marine Cove, as pictured.
Green Flag Award scheme is overseen by Keep Britain Tidy. The
flags are given only to well-managed, high-quality green spaces
that are accessible to the public.
Apex Park has also received the news this week that it has been
awarded a Green Flag for a sixth year running.
District Council spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"It is with thanks to Sedgemoors Parks Officers, Dog
Wardens, its Clean Surroundings Team as well as the support from
the Friends of Marine Cove Gardens and Friends of Apex Park that
both parks are in tip top condition for their wide range of visitors."
awards are a sign to visitors that the parks are well-maintained
and managed, with excellent facilities."
Cove will be holding a fun day on Sunday, as reported here.